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FRIDAY 56 (December 18)

Friday 56Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
*Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
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I am posting for this meme a passage from a book
presented on France Book Tours
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The 6.41 to ParisClick on the book cover to know more about the book

I wonder what defines me, now. What characteristics I had already ten, fifteen, or twenty years ago, and that I didn’t try to do anything about. Like separating the soft part of the bread from the crust and rolling it into tiny balls, while continuing to talk with someone, who would be transfixed, even concerned: he’s not going to go and eat those things, is he? Oh yes he is. Like making sure the alarm on the clock radio is set at the right time, checking four times in a row, otherwise I have to start all over. In another life, I must have had many obsessive-compulsive behaviors; in this life, that’s the only one I have.
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Jean-Philippe Blondel on his second Tour with: The 6:41 to Paris

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After his very successful tour,

Jean-Philippe Blondel

is back for a second on  Tour!

January 25-29, 2016

with

641to_paris_digital-3-900x1200The 6:41 to Paris

(fiction)

 Release date: December 1, 2015
at New Vessel Press

146  pages

ISBN: 978-1939931269

Website | Goodreads

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SYNOPSIS

Cecile, a stylish 47-year-old, has spent the weekend visiting her parents in a provincial town southeast of Paris. By early Monday morning, she’s exhausted. These trips back home are always stressful and she settles into a train compartment with an empty seat beside her. But it’s soon occupied by a man she instantly recognizes: Philippe Leduc, with whom she had a passionate affair that ended in her brutal humiliation 30 years ago. In the fraught hour and a half that ensues, their express train hurtles towards the French capital. Cécile and Philippe undertake their own face to face journey—In silence? What could they possibly say to one another?—with the reader gaining entrée to the most private of thoughts. This is a brilliant psychological thriller, a high-wire act of emotions on rails, about past romance, with all its pain and promise. [provided by the publisher]

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

portrait de Jean-philippe Blondel 

Jean-Philippe Blondel
was born in 1964 in Troyes, France
where he lives as an author and English teacher.
His novel The 6:41 to Paris
has been a bestseller in both France and Germany.

 ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR

Alison Anderson is a novelist and translator of literature from French. Among the authors she has translated are JMG Le Clézio, Christian Bobin, Muriel Barbery and Amélie Nothomb. She has lived in Northern California and currently lives in a village in Switzerland.
 
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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, January 25
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Wednesday, January 27
Review + Giveaway at An Accidental Blog

Thursday, January 28
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at
Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

Friday, January 29
Review + Giveaway at Readerbuzz

 

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The 6:41 to Paris in the New York Times Book Review

 

The 6.41 to Paris

The 6:41 to Paris

by

Jean-Philippe Blondel

(fiction)

 Release date: November 10, 2015
at New Vessel Press

153  pages

ISBN: 978-1939931269

and presented here on France Book Tours
(click on the link to access the tour and the reviews)

has just been featured in the

New York Times Book Review!

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The 6-41 in New York Times

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